Middle School French 1
his course begins with the preliminary grammatical, lexical, and lingual elements necessary for basic communication in written and spoken French. Upon completing the course students can conjugate verbs in the present tense and write short sentences. They can comprehend simple stories and read more challenging passages orally with correct pronunciation. They can effectively use idiomatic expressions and vocabulary to talk about their daily lives.
Interactive classwork develops and reinforces all four linguistic abilities in French: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Through weekly dialogues, oral readings, and dictations (listening to a French sentence and writing what is heard), students strengthen concepts learned in class.
Independent homework assignments, quizzes, and tests give the students ongoing opportunities to discover strengths and shore up weaknesses.
Additionally, students are introduced to the art, culture, music, and history of the French-speaking world. A wide range of sources and media, from stories and paintings to music and videos, assist them in exploring engaging topics, bring a greater awareness of the impact that the French language has had in the world, and inspire them to dream of future opportunities.
The course includes 22.5 hours of live online instruction per semester. Each week, students are responsible for consistent, daily review of vocabulary as well as twice-weekly homework assignments.
A strong background in grammar will be helpful but is not necessary for success.
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